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You and a Guest are cordially invited to
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments'
December General Membership Meeting and

50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Harman Center (101 N. 65th Ave Yakima, WA 98908.) Dinner is $25 per person.

Speaker: Fred Abousleman, Executive Director at the Oregon Cascades West COG and Past Executive Director at NARC. He will be speaking on speak about the value of COGs and regional thinking from both of those experiences.


Please RSVP prior to December 9th.

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You and a Guest are cordially invited to Yakima Valley Conference of Governments' December General Membership Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Harman Center (101 N. 65th Ave Yakima, WA 98908.) Dinner is $25 per person.

Speaker: Fred Abousleman, Executive Director at the Oregon Cascades West COG and Past Executive Director at NARC. He will be speaking on speak about the value of COGs and regional thinking from both of those experiences.

Please RSVP prior to December 9th.
RSVP to jessica.hansen@yvcog.org

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YAKIMA VALLEY CONFERENCE OF GOVERNMENTS IS HIRING: ASSOCIATE PLANNER salary; $4466 - $5900 QUALIFICATIONS: a Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban development, transportation, or public administration. one (1) year of experience in planning and research as related to land use, transportation, or human services Position Closes: December 2, 2016 To apply for this opportunity, email your resume and cover letter to yvcog.hr@yvcog.org The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments is an equal opportunity employer. This is a drug and tobacco free workplace.

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YVCOG General Membership Meeting in Naches

Would you or your staff like more affordable healthcare costs?

Join us on October 19th to hear from Carol Moser, Executive Director of Benton Franklin Community Health Alliance. She will be speaking about the Greater Columbia Accountable Communities of Health and how becoming an Accountable Community of Health (ACH) can actually help you receive better healthcare for a lower cost under the Healthier Washington initiative.

YVCOG General Membership Meeting
October 19, 2016
Naches Masonic Lodge Building
207 1/2 Naches Ave Naches, WA 98937
6:30 p.m. - Social
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
$20 - Check payable to Kit Hawver (The Naches Park Boosters are cooking dinner with the help of Margaret's Applecart Deli )
7:30 p.m. - Program

Dinner will be: Roast Beef, Baked Potatoes, veggies, roll, salad and Dessert
Arrangements can be made for allergies, gluten free, and vegetarian diets

“An Accountable Community of Health (ACH) includes among others, health and long-term care providers, health insurance companies, public health agencies, school districts, criminal justice agencies, non-profit social service agencies, legal services organizations, tribes, and philanthropic agencies. With support from the state, they are voluntarily organizing to coordinate activities, jointly implement health-related projects, and advise state agencies on how to best address health needs within their area. They are not intended to duplicate or replace existing services.”

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Call for Projects
Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for the Yakima County Region

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has released the Public Transportation Consolidated Grant Application for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. You may access the grant forms and information at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Transit/Grants/competitive.htm
In order to be eligible for this grant program, projects must be prioritized by the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) and address identified needs in a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan. Projects within Yakima County must address the needs identified in the Yakima Valley Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. The 2014 Plan and Amendment may be accessed at: http://www.yvcog.org/

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Let’s ‘pack the house’ at the VFW in Sunnyside on September 21st as we welcome the senators from our three legislative districts, and 5 of our 6 representatives. The evening is intended to be a pleasant, informal opportunity for you to interact with the members of our state legislative delegation. They’ll each spend a few minutes describing their goals for the upcoming session, and other current topics of interest to you as local elected officials.


YVCOG General Membership Meeting
September 21, 2016
Sunnyside VFW 3482
615 North Ave Sunnyside, WA 98944
6:30 p.m. - Social
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
$20 - VFW 3482
7:30 p.m. – Program Legislative Updates

RSVPs Due Friday September 16th @ Noon. If you have not done so already, please RSVP with your choice for dinner (chicken or ham.)





COUNTY FAIR DINNER
Your choice of Country Fried Chicken or Ham (glutten free option available for Country Fried Chicken)
Sides: Scalloped potatoes, Garden Salad, Vegetables, and Desert.

Substitution can be made for Vegetarian and Gluten Free diets.
Please just RSVP your preference any food accommodations.

Please make checks payable to: VFW 3482



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Wapato – The 4th annual Treasures of the Valley fundraiser to benefit Generating Hope’s chronic homeless project Noah’s Ark in Wapato will be held the evening of September 24th in the award-winning Treveri Cellars beginning at 7 pm. The annual major fundraising event will support operations serving those with no shelter or nourishment during the upcoming cold temperature months. The chronic homeless service center and shelter operates year-around.
As last year, the event will feature the Treasure of the Valley recognition for a deserving organization or individual unselfish contribution to Yakima County community services. Entertainment for the evening will again be the offerings of well-known violinist Kathy Dibley. The event will also feature Hors d’oeuvres, a live and silent auction, and, most importantly, the opportunity to sip award-winning Treveri sparkling wine enjoying a September evening sunset lighting up the scenic Yakima Valley visible from Treveri lawn and grounds.
Sponsors, auction item donors, and those wishing to attend may contact Generating Hope Executive Director David Hacker (961-4692) or Board President Janet Harris (594-5862). Tickets to the event are $50.00 or $80.00 for a couple. Those wishing to make a donation directly to Noah’s Ark may do so by mailing your tax-deductible check to Generating Hope, P.O. Box 1562, Yakima, WA 98907 or going to Noah’s Ark web site: www.GeneratingHope.org.
You may also call Janet or David if you would like a Treasure of the Valley Annual Award nomination form. Applications are due at Generating Hope no later than September 7th for consideration.
Your support is needed. Lack of transportation often means the chronic homeless in the lower valley are separated from services offered in Toppenish or Yakima – and Noah’s Ark frequently is the only known location for those seeking medical assistance, fleeing from domestic violence, or seeking to transition away from a homeless condition to housing/employment through understanding and effective case management. Noah’s Ark also works in collaboration with agencies in the Homeless Network and the Yakama Nation to provide assistance.
Through this year, Noah’s Ark provided overnight shelter to more than 140 individuals, not counting the many that needed to come to the shelter for hygiene needs, clothing bank, or nourishing meals. The Ark has provided more than 15,000 nourishing meals in the same time. Noah’s serves the unique role of being the only homeless shelter in the lower valley. Its year-around operations are critical – providing daytime shelter as critically needed in extreme heat conditions as offering service during winter months. This year, as always, our day center is open to those needing assistance to escape summer heat and hydration.

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Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for
Yakima Valley Point In Time & Project Homeless Connect
 
APPLICATION INFORMATION
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
Project Homeless Connect
Issue Date: August 23, 2016
Closing Date: 12:00 P.M. ON OCTOBER 4, 2016

Yakima Valley Conference of Governments has made available, in accordance with a local homeless housing plan, the following funds to be utilized to coordinate four Point in Time/Project Homeless Connect events for January 2017. The goal for the use of these funds is to conduct a survey of homeless and to connect people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with services tailored to end homelessness in the Yakima Valley.

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Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for
Yakima Valley Point In Time & Project Homeless Connect

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
Project Homeless Connect
Issue Date: August 23, 2016
Closing Date: 12:00 P.M. ON OCTOBER 4, 2016

Yakima Valley Conference of Governments has made available, in accordance with a local homeless housing plan, the following funds to be utilized to coordinate four Point in Time/Project Homeless Connect events for January 2017. The goal for the use of these funds is to conduct a survey of homeless and to connect people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with services tailored to end homelessness in the Yakima Valley.

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RCO is accepting grant applications!
The Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) is accepting grant applications through PRISM Online for trails, boating facilities, and shooting ranges. These grant programs are the largest source of state funding for many of Washington's outdoor recreation experiences.
Wondering which grants are available this year and which programs will work for you? Check out our Web site and contact an RCO grants manager who can help you decide.

15 seats left: Free Transportation 101 Workshop
Friday, August 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.—12:00p.m.
Howard Johnson Yakima
9 N 9th St, Yakima, WA 98901
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional
Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) are based on the concept of 3Cs transportation planning: continuing, cooperative, comprehensive.
The whole format of the upcoming Transportation 101 session being
hosted by Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) is
designed to illuminate the greater Yakima Valley region transportation planning relationships within the community and how YVCOG fills a role that makes the 3 Cs come alive.
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